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Paweł Frelik, Polish science fiction researcher – President of SFRA


Dr. Paweł Frelik, has been elected to the Science Fiction Research Association Executive Committee for 2013-2014, at a position of the President of the Association. Here’s an excerpt from his candidate’s statement:

“… I will endeavor to conduct all statutory duties of the president but there are also two areas in which I would like SFRA to expand in particular and which constitute my bona fide program. The first is SFRA’s expansion into areas, both thematic and social, which reflect science fiction’s increasingly diverse interests and science fiction studies’ connectedness with other disciplines. In this area I would like to foster further internationalization outside North America, emphasize member recruitment in non-Anglophone countries, and strengthen links with other academic associations such as the Utopian Studies Society or the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, whose areas of interest may overlap with ours. …” []

Mariusz M. Leś

University of Bialystok, Poland, PhD. Interested in utopia, theory of science fiction and narratology. Author of two books: "Stanisław Lem wobec utopii", 1998 [Stanisław Lem and Utopia] and "Fantastyka socjologiczna. Poetyka i myślenie utopijne" [Polish Social Science Fiction. Poetics and Utopian Thinking]. Member of the jury of Jerzy Żuławski Award for the best Polish fantastic novel. Member of Science Fiction Poetry Association (juror for the Rhysling Award), European Narratology Network and Adam Mickiewicz Literary Association.

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  1. Welcome within the EUROPA SF team, Mariusz !
    Your contributions are relevant and much needed.
    Indeed, Prof.Frelik is the first european to be elected the President of the prestigious american academic SF research association, SFRA. He had succeeded to organize the SFRA annual conference in Lublin in 2011 at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

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